Jean-Francois Lyotard postmodern condition

Lyotard argued that the postmodern world introduced such things as artificial intelligence and machine translation in which caused a shift of linguistic and a symbolic production as central elements on the new pre-industrial economy. He wrote the Postmodern condition as a report on the influence of computer technology but had a rather limited knowledge of this subject himself.
Lyotard quoted; 

Simplifying to the extreme, I define postmodern as incredulity toward meta narratives. This incredulity is undoubtedly a product of progress in the sciences: but that progress in turn presupposes it. To the obsolescence of the meta narrative apparatus of legitimation corresponds, most notably, the crisis of metaphysical philosophy and of the university institution which in the past relied on it. The narrative function is losing its functions, its great hero, its great dangers, its great voyages, its great goal. It is being dispersed in clouds of narrative language elements–narrative, but also denotative, prescriptive, descriptive, and so on […] Where, after the meta narratives, can legitimacy reside? – Jean-Francois Lyotard

[The Postmodern condition]


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